Bruce Guthrie is Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Dundee Medical School where he leads the Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, which conducts applied research to translate basic and clinical research into effective and reliable clinical practice. He was previously an MRC Health Services Research Training Fellow in Edinburgh, an NIHR/CSO Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dundee, and a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the University of California, San Francisco. His research interests focus on the definition, measurement and improvement of quality and safety. His current work primarily examines prescribing safety and multimorbidity, including developing and testing complex interventions in both fields. As well as conducting research, he practices clinically in a socioeconomically deprived area of Scotland, and is a member of a number of NHS advisory bodies, including chairing the guideline development group for the NICE guideline “Multimorbidity: Clinical Assessment and Management”.